[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: HDTV, patents, DRM

Måns Rullgård mru
Wed Mar 15 00:02:37 CET 2006

Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> writes:

> Dave Dodge wrote:
>> True, though the content providers keep trying to add a "broadcast flag"
>> to the system.
> 	I think this is a big factor that holds up adoption of HD content-- 
> providers aren't willing to throw the switch unless they have some
> assurance that the consumers can't save the raw data wholesale (I
> know, it's a pipe dream on their part).

A good conditional access system makes it hard enough that nobody will
do it, even if it can be done in principle.  Nobody has computers
powerful enough to crack a key of 100 or so bits every 10 seconds.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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